Loki Family Bios
Pete was born in Seattle and raised in Everett, WA. In addition to being a longtime commercial fisherman and a commissioner on the Puget Sound Salmon Commission, he has a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology and teaches at Seattle Central Community College. Pete has been active in numerous local marine conservation issues regarding the protection of salmon habitat and sustainable fisheries.
Hing Lau Ng
Hing was born in Kwangdung Province, China, but immigrated to Detroit as a baby, where she spent the next twenty-odd years. She found her way to the Pacific Northwest after van-traveling the U.S. and Canada for several months in 1976. Hing currently works part-time as a private tutor. When she's not doing that (or crossword puzzles), she oversees the financial aspects of the company. Making coffee and keeping everyone fed is top priority for her.
While Pete and Jonah run the boats to Alaska, Dylan handles the business end in Seattle. His favorite aspects of the business are being a part of the farmers market community, and also pickling salmon in our certified commercial kitchen. He was recently elected to the board of directors of the Neighorhood Farmers Market Alliance as a vendor representative.
Jonah began deck-handing for his father Pete when he was still a teenager, and has been a regular on the Loki since he was a baby. In 2006, he inherited the Loki and began to fish it himself—with the help of his good friend Ben Jaynes—in southeast Alaska and Puget Sound. In his spare time, Jonah enjoys working on his boat and relaxing at the family cabin on Guemes.
F/V Loki is a 38-foot Vestad gillnetter built in 1959 in New Westminster, BC. It is a classic wood boat with old-growth yellow cedar structural members, red cedar planks and an oak frame. It is powered by a 671 Detroit Diesel. Pete and Hing purchased Loki in 1979, and in 1981 Pete outfitted it with a refrigerated seawater hold, one of the first of its kind in the small gillnet fleet. In 2006, Pete and Hing gave Loki to Jonah. He now captains the boat from Puget Sound to southeast Alaska, fishing for salmon.
Who is Loki?
F/V Njord is a 40-foot Woodridge gillnetter built in 1973 on Vancouver Island, BC. It is heavier and wider than Loki, with a fiberglass hull and about twice the capacity in its refrigerated hold. It is powered by a John Deere diesel engine. Pete bought Njord in 1996, and fishes the waters of Puget Sound and southeast Alaska for salmon and halibut. Who is Njord?
We maintain our own fleet of vehicles for shipping and distributing our fish. Our Seattle vehicles include a refrigerated Dodge Sprinter and a refrigerated Mitsubishi box truck. For shipping on the Alaska ferry, we have two heavy-duty Isuzu box trucks.